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  1. Arizona's pork hunting senator targets Kodiak missile facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alaska's congressional delegation cheered last year when the Missile Defense Agency awarded an $80 million contract for work at the Kodiak Island missile launch facility. But in the U.S. Senate this week, the contract was at the top of one Republican senator's pork list.

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  2. Treacherous conditions hospitalize two in separate accidents in KodiakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Devan Monkiewicz, 18, was driving Sunday on Rezanof Drive West when his car left the roadway and crashed in a ditch near Mile 9, Alaska State Troopers said. Monkiewicz was wearing a seat belt in the crash, but was found unconscious when witnesses pulled him out of the burning car.

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  3. Alutiiq Museum director of operations to take job in MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alutiiq Museum Director of Operations Marnie Leist is movnig to Minnesota to take a position as executive director of the Brown County Historical Society. Marnie Leist has been in Kodiak for 11 years, and looks back to when she first arrived to the island.

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  4. Kodiak home a loss after sunday morning blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    An occupant at 1521 Baranof Street called 911 just before 1:30 a.m. and reported that the home was on fire and everyone had gotten out, according to an announcement from Kodiak Fire Department Chief James Mullican Jr. However, according to the release, the intensity of the fire and the collapsing structure forced the fire crews into a "defensive attack" on the fire.

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  5. Alaska Board of Fisheries to meet in KodiakRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 28 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The board of seven members meets four to six times every year, and in January it will review and accept - or reject - those proposals in Kodiak. Fish and Game assistant area management biologist Todd Anderson will present to the board on proposals connected with Cape Igvak.

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  6. Letter from Kodiak's past found in wall during kitchen remodelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 27 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A letter written on the wall by Phyllis Sundberg, framed in the house in which it was found. Dave Wilmot and his girlfriend, Ella, live in the house at the house on a steep side street near McDonalds with Ella's sons, Leo and Zeke, and their cat, Stewart.

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  7. Young fisherman missing for two-plus days foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 27 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A young Old Harbor fisherman who went missing in Kodiak early Christmas morning has been located, according to the Kodiak Police Department.

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  8. Kodiak Island superintendent to receive Governor's AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 22 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    One of the major players in how arts education looks in the Kodiak Island Borough School District just learned that she'll receive a Governor's Award for her work. Marilyn Davidson will receive a Governor's Award for her work in the arts and humanities in Alaska.

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  9. Kodiak borough awards contract to replant Chiniak land burned in Twin Creeks fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly recently agreed to award a contract for the planting of spruce tree seedlings on Chiniak land burned in the Twin Creeks fire. At last week's regular meeting, the assembly OK'd the agreement with Alaska-based Carter & Carter Enterprises and, before the assembly passed that contract, the borough staff explained measures it took to ensure that the company carries out the work as expected.

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  10. Kodiak, military officials meet over military exercisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that Northern Command Liaison Officer to Alaska Command Col. Chris Reifel met with the Kodiak City Council on Tuesday to address Northern Edge, a U.S. Pacific Command exercise in the Gulf of Alaska with participation from all military services and other agency partners.

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  11. Kodiak residents convince borough to halt development of Termination Point and Long IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Kids played outside the assembly chambers last night during the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. They'd abandoned bags, coats, and papers on the hallway carpet.

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  12. Kodiak school maintenance issues need fixes and fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The topic of how to fund maintenance projects came up last night at borough assembly work session during discussion about the Main Elementary School walkway. Borough Manager Michael Powers said the structure is in disrepair - in part because of design flaws.

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  13. Workshop to discuss threats of ocean acidification on Alaska watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The world's oceans are becoming more acidic and, like climate change, it's happening at a faster rate in the far north waters of Alaska. A workshop to be held Wednesday in Anchorage aims to bring together scientists and stakeholders to better understand the threat ocean acidification poses to the state.

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  14. Feds seek Kodiak feedback on dispersants avoidance areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    State and federal officials are seeking input from Kodiak residents on where to avoid the use of chemical dispersants off the coast of Alaska in the event of an oil spill. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports officials will hold a meeting Tuesday in Kodiak to allow members of the community to comment on the matter.

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  15. Alaska turnout up slightly from last presidential electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Voter turnout in this month's general election hit 60.7 percent, up slightly from the last presidential election in 2012. According to the Division of Elections, turnout in 2012 totaled 59.6 percent.

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  16. Why Alaska judges don't make promises, raise campaign funds to retain their seat on the benchRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    There are 33 judges on this year's election ballot. Yet probably none of them are producing radio and television ads, putting fliers in the mail, or taking out ads in the newspaper promoting their credentials as a judge and asking to remain on the bench.

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  17. Dutch Harbor remains nation's top fishing portRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    On dinner tables across the country, Americans are eating more fish. The United States is responsible for more fish consumption than all other countries, except for China.

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  18. Gov. Walker speaks with public during Kodiak visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alaska is one state where the public has relatively easy access to its elected officials, and Gov. Bill Walker put some time aside to speak with the community during a visit to Kodiak on Friday. The Chamber, the Afognak Native Corporation, and the City of Kodiak hosted a state update at the Afognak building and reserved time to hand the mic to members of the audience.

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  19. Alaska wireless network runs into barriers in attempt to build telecommunications towerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Alaska Wireless Network, a subsidiary of GCI, has dedicated about eight months to getting permissions to construct a telecommunications tower, according to Community Development Director Sara Mason, who explained at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting Thursday night that the company needs a variance because the structure would exceed the 50-foot height limit. At the meeting, the assembly heard a board of adjustment appeal case about the 67-foot would-be telecommunications tower.

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  20. Coast Guard rescues two men from foundering sailboatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transfers a patient to an ambulance in Kodiak after a medevac from a fishing boat in February 2016. Australian resident Andy Larson, 79, struck his head and suffered from a possible concussion.

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